During this weekend we have known the launch of a new version of the lightest multimedia player that exists within Ubuntu. This player is called Parole and the new version is 0.9, a version that is released after a year of development.
Parole is an application that belongs to the Xfce desktop, so we can find the application in Xubuntu but also in any other Ubuntu-based distribution, since it is found in the official repositories.
Among the novelties of Parole 0.9 we find a new mini mode for when we only have music content and improved control buttons when the content is playing. Furthermore Parole acquires old functions such as double buffer for X11 / XV video outputs.
Parole can also be extended by plugins and plugins
Parole, like VLC Player, can run plugins and add-ons that greatly improve the media player. One of the changes in Parole affect these add-ins. From now on we only have to write its name to run or install it, it will not be necessary to write the full path.
Unfortunately this version of Parole is not yet on Xubuntu, but it will be a matter of time before it reaches our lightweight Ubuntu. In any case, if we want to install or update our version, we only have to go to this Web page and download the compressed package with all the code, once downloaded, we only have to compile and run Parole to have it working. It is a tough and difficult process, only suitable for experienced people, so novice users will have to wait for this version of this lightweight player.
Personally I like Parole for its lightness, but I usually use VLC Player Well, it offers me almost the same lightness but with the difference that VLC Player is a more updated player and with a larger community than Parole. But it all depends on tastes, don't you think?